We Stand in Solidarity with the Asian American Community to Denounce Hate and Racism
March 19, 2021
The number of hate incidents against Asian Americans in Los Angeles County and throughout our country continue to grow at an alarming rate. Anti-Asian hate crimes are up 150% during the pandemic, according to the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino.
We at the California Community Foundation are dedicated to creating a Los Angeles in which all of us can thrive. Right now, we know that many in our community are hurting. Many feel targeted, devalued, or afraid. We stand in solidarity with our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. We will continue to speak out and take action to bring about the changes that will make our imperfect paradise a beacon of inclusion and human dignity for every Angeleno.
Many have reached out to us with an interest in how they can show their support. Below is a list of resources to guide those you may know who have been a target of anti-Asian violence, as well as what you can do to stop this epidemic of racism.
501(c)(3)s to consider supporting:
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice: national organization whose mission is to advance civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.
- Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON): coalition of community-based organizations that advocates for the rights and needs of the Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) Community in the greater Los Angeles area.
- Stop AAPI Hate (fiscally sponsored by the 501(c)(3), Chinese for Affirmative Action): launched in March 2020, the hate reporting center tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.
- List of AAPI-led or AAPI-Serving organizations. Nonprofits funded by CCF’S Education portfolio include Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, Khmer Girls in Action, United Cambodian Community.
- Los Angeles Asian American & Pacific Islander Giving Circle hosted at CCF.
Organizations/Campaigns that are not 501(c)(3)s but are doing work in this area:
- Racism is a Virus: online campaign created to empower Asian Americans and allies to rise up against violence and xenophobia.
- Esther Lim, with the help of the community, has translated pamphlets for how to report a hate crime in several languages: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese.
- LA vs Hate: Led by the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, LA vs Hate is a community centered, artist driven campaign to support all residents of Los Angeles County (not AAPI-specific).
- Bystander intervention training to stop anti-Asian American and xenophobic harassment hosted by Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice.
- Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources to Stand Against Racism: a detailed resource guide compiled by Asian Americans Advancing Justice.
- Los Angeles County-specific report produced by Stop AAPI Hate on the breakdown and number of hate incidents from March 2020 – October 2020.
- Asian Americans have been verbally and physically attacked, shunned during pandemic, study shows – Los Angeles Times, March 16 2021
- Hate crimes against Asian Americans rose in L.A. in 2020, mirroring national trend – Los Angeles Times, March 2 2021
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